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06/02/2010 - 3:41pm
Sox slowing down Beckett's rehab

The Red Sox will not allow injured starter Josh Beckett to start throwing for about 10 days, according to manager Terry Francona, out of concern that his back discomfort could create other mechanical issues or injuries. Beckett has been out since May 12 due to what the team is describing as a lower back strain. But the team became considered when he ran into difficulties repeating his delivery in a bullpen session on Friday, resulting in the decision to further slow down his rehab.

 

"We’re going to slow him down a little bit. By that, probably, I don’t know if we’re going to have a firm timetable, but probably about 10 days," said Francona. "We lean on this guy too much, or we need to. So until we can completely get back where he’s going through his delivery, we’re going to make him take it easy. I think he understands it. I don’t think he probably loves it. I think he realizes this is...

06/02/2010 - 1:48pm
Report: 'Disconnect' with Brady, Pats on deal

When it comes to a new deal for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports! writes today “there’s a growing sense of disconnect” between the quarterback and the franchise.

Silver says, “three months before the start of the 2010 campaign, and less than two months before training camp, there have been no substantial talks between his agents (Don Yee and Steve Dubin) and the Pats’ front office, and there’s a growing sense of disconnect between the two camps.”

Both sides have maintained mostly radio silence on this issue. Brady, who is in the final year of a five-year contract he signed in 2005, has politely declined to comment when he's been asked about the contract. Meanwhile, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was vague last week when he was asked about the contract situations that surround Brady and Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins.

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06/02/2010 - 1:44pm
Report: Hornets set deadline for Thibodeau

An ESPN.com report on Wednesday indicates that the New Orleans Hornets plan to offer the head coaching job to Trail Blazers assistant Monty Williams if Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau does not accept the position before Game 1 of the NBA finals. 

 

Thibodeau was reportedly offered the job last week, but according to the ESPN report the Hornets do not want to let their coaching search go into next week. Thibodeau's possible interest in both the Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets positions may also be a factor in the Hornets setting a deadline. 

 

For more Celtics news check out the Green Street Blog.


06/02/2010 - 1:42pm
Lineup: Cameron still out

The Red Sox will have Darnell McDonald back in center field with Mike Cameron scheduled to see a specialist regarding his abdominal soreness, Wednesday. The Sox lineup against the A's starter Ben Sheets (whom Boston is facing for the first time) is as follows: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, Varitek C, McDonald CF, Matsuzaka P. For all the matchups see The Full Count Blog by clicking here.


06/02/2010 - 11:42am
V-Mart to sit out Wednesday night

Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez, who went 5-for-5 Tuesday night and hit four doubles, will sit out Wednesday night's game, manager Terry Francona told Dale & Holley during his weekly interview. Jason Varitek will catch Daisuke Matsuzaka, although Martinez will be avaialble to pinch hit. Martinez will play in Thursday's afternoon game, catching Tim Wakefield. Francona said Martinez is "still limping pretty significantly" after injuring his toe in last week's series against Tampa Bay. "We just weren't comfortable trying to get too many innings out of him in a short span of time," Francona said.

 

Listen to the interview at the Dale & Holley audio on demand page. Check the Full Count blog for more Red Sox news.


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